Daily Archives: July 18, 2017

The 2017 Gold Cup: Halftime Report

As previously noted [1], right now the 2017 Gold Cup is playing, and as might be expected, this entry is for those who are at least casual soccer fans [2].  We are at the halfway point in the competition now, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Japanese Death Poems

Japanese Death Poems, compiled and with an introduction by Yoel Hoffman From childhood I have written and enjoyed reading sort Japanese poems like the haiku and tanka, of which this collection is chiefly composed.  In contrast to many Western poems, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Prophet

The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran This is the sort of book that it is all too easy to tear into.  An equally critical but less kind reader than myself, especially one familiar with New Age writing [1], would see in … Continue reading

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